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No need to fast before a cholesterol test
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In Denmark, the use of random, non-fasting cholesterol testing at any time of the day irrespective of food intake has been used successfully since 2009. Patients, doctors and laboratories have all benefitted from this simplified procedure. For people …

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Cholesterol and knowing the good and bad
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The body needs some cholesterol for its most vital functions, but an excess of the wrong kind of cholesterol can cause hardening of the arteries, leading to a disease known as atherosclerosis, says Hema Pandrangi, MD, a cardiologist with Miami Valley …

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Is Cholesterol in Food Okay?
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Over the years, we've heard a lot about how to keep our cholesterol at healthy levels—and about the need to keep an eye on the cholesterol in food. And whether or not you are taking a cholesterol-lowering medication such as a statin, lifestyle …

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The cholesterol drug 'that kills prostate cancer'
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An experimental drug designed to lower cholesterol may turn out to be an effective weapon against prostate cancer, research has shown. Tumours need cholesterol to build their cell walls. By cutting their cholesterol production a chemical compound known …

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University of Alberta study shows that cholesterol medication may slow tumour …
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Reducing "bad cholesterol" may inhibit the growth of cancerous tumours, according to a recently published study by a University of Alberta doctor. The data suggests that tumours use lipids from lipoproteins as "building blocks," and tumours can prompt …

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'Good fat,' low cholesterol, may not be so good after all
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Researchers found, not surprisingly, that the group that got the diet rich in linolenic acid had lower cholesterol, by about 13%, than the saturated fat diet group. For this analysis, the researchers only included the 2,403 participants who were on one …

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Beans And Chickpeas May Lower Cholesterol, Aid Weight Loss
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Nourishing yourself with a humble set of food that includes beans, lentils and chickpeas may lower your cholesterol levels and aid in your weight loss goals, a new study in Canada revealed. Led by Russell de Souza of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, …

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Pfizer Cholesterol Drug Meets Co-Primary Endpoints in Latest Study
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The study showed that the co-primary endpoints—the percent change in LDL cholesterol reduction compared with a placebo and the proportion of patients who successfully operated a pre-filled pen to deliver the drug—both met protocol-defined standards …

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Cholesterol Pill Boosts Cancer Immunotherapy, At Least In Mice
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Avasimibe was originally developed by Pfizer, which at one stage saw it as a potential contender to succeed its blockbuster cholesterol fighter Lipitor. But it was dropped from development after failing to treat cardiovascular disease as well as hoped.

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